Hey lovely readers! Today’s post is going to be a review of The Big Bad Wolf by Jus Accardo.
“Kensey Deaton comes from an elite werewolf lineage, but just because her family is royalty, doesn’t mean she’ll fall in line like some perfect little princess. She has plans and they don’t include an arranged marriage! Slade McAlister has his own family drama. His Alpha father happens to be the most reviled wolf on the eastern seaboard, and it’s a stigma he can’t escape. So when his neighbor Kensey–the girl of his dreams and his nightmares–proposes a solution to solve *both* of their problems, he sees an opportunity he can’t ignore. Kensey and Slade aren’t only from opposite sides of the tracks, they’re from opposite sides of the war. But if they can sell their ‘relationship’, they might just make it out of this with their freedom.You know, as long as all that fake PDA doesn’t turn into more…”
Okay now for the fun stuff! This book is just pure fun! I really loved that this was a shifter romance. I haven’t read many and so this was really refreshing. This is definitely your classic hate to love trope,with a fun twist, wolves! Kensey is a true bad ass who refuses to live her life for anyone but herself. Slade is a boy who just wants freedom no matter what the cost. This story is a really great mix of fantasy and reality. The shifter element gives a good dose of fantasy, but Kensey and Slade’s relationship is definitely relate-able in a few ways. They’re both angry and hurt, yet they care enough about each other to come up with this crazy scheme. I loved that they always seemed to have each other’s backs when it really mattered and how they really brought out the best in one another.
This book was definitely heavy on the fluff! But I loved it, this is the perfect book to read when you need something fun and satisfying. The perfect book to pull you out of a reading slump. The writing was really well done, very descriptive, which is really important for me in a book with fantasy elements. I think my favorite part of the story was how the characters wolf forms were talked about. The wolf is such an integral part of each person, something to be accepted, not feared. I was surprised that the story touched on some extremely important themes like abuse (physical and verbal), accepting yourself, and female independence. I would say the only part of the story I didn’t like was Kensey’s dad. He seemed a little wishy washy to me. One minute he’s forcing Kensey to conform and the next minute he’s the complete opposite. But overall I really enjoyed this book and I have already acquired a few more shifter books! Pick this one up and I guarantee you’ll love it! Slade has become one of my new favorite book boys!
I had Breakup in a Small Town by Sam Hunt on repeat for this one 😉
Thanks for reading guys! Talk to you soon! ❤ Adrianna